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The Odyssey archive


Book by: Homer

Archive listings for The Odyssey

Work type: Play.

All Day Performances - T01128208845

09:30 - The Boy and the Goddess, 12:30 - The Songs of a Poet, 14:45 - The Winds and the Witch, 17:30 - Two Tricksters, 19:45 - The Queen and the Beggar, 22:00 - The Olive Tree Bed. Each part lasts 90-120 minutes.Translation Emily Wilson. Director Tom Littler.
1 Aug 21Jermyn Street Theatre, Inner London :: V207
listing details L02030583750


Odysseus' victory at Troy was seventeen years ago, but young Telemachus never got the chance to welcome home to Ithaca the father that left him as a baby in his mother's arms. Now old enough to fight his own battles, Telemachus is determined to discover the truth of his father's disappearance and keep at bay the enemies knocking at his door. Odysseus, meanwhile, has faced perhaps more trials than any other; and they are far from over. Homer's famous epic of gods and monsters, witches and raging seas is brought to life in a new re-imagining performed by Rose Young Company.Presented byRose Youth Theatre. Adapted by Josh Mathieson. Director Nicole Burley. Director Holly Reddaway. Director Alice Wordsworth. Costume Kyle Flynn Davies.
8 Jan 21 to 9 Jan 21Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
listing details L012576838


Sing, O Muse, of the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons and their hilarious new modern-verse adaptation of the most epic journey of all time... Stranded war hero Odysseus must struggle against the odds to get home to his wife; but can he battle his way through grumpy gods, naughty nymphs, monocular monsters and over a hundred sleazy suitors? All whilst wearing an Ancient Greek robe that looks suspiciously like a bedsheet? Or will he - and The Pantaloons - remain all at sea...?Company The Panaloons.
1 Mar 19 to 3 Mar 19Greenwich Theatre, Outer London :: V308
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In a stunning setting on the banks of the River Thames, in The Scoop sunken ampitheatre, London's Free Open Air Theatre Season promises to excite audiences for its 14th year by returning to its critically acclaimed classical roots with a reimagining of one of the world's great epics - Homer's Greek epic, The Odyssey. A three-hour, three-part story filled with monstrous creatures and battles of the high sea, adapter/director Phil Willmott promises this season will be of epic proportions. Each part will be a story within itself, and can be enjoyed individually, or alternatively audiences can experience the whole of Odyessus journey across a fantastical three-hour show. And there's no need to book - just turn up and take a seat! There's room for 1,000 people at every performance. Part One (6.00pm) promises to excite explorers of all ages as our hero Odysseus sets off from Troy, yearning to return to home. Exciting for all the family, this engaging first hour will be jam-packed full of adventure as our hero battles both God and monsters. Just as the sun is setting, Part Two (7.30pm) is for the romantic at heart as Odysseus and his crew are confronted by temping sirens and passionate goddesses. Odysseus struggles to stay faithful to his wife, and she at home is assailed by suitors. Can their love survive so far and so long apart? Under a star-filled London night, in Part Three (9.00pm) Odysseus must adapt to a changed world as he returns home to a world he been absent from for over a decade. The hero has to navigate the perils of reclaiming his former family and followers. This hauntingly beautiful final part is a celebration of home and family.Company Gods and Monsters Theatre. Company Iris Theatre. Author Phil Willmott. Director Phil Willmott. Music Theo Holloway. Design Philip Eddolls. Costume Penn O'Gara. Lighting Phil Supple. Design Jonny Dixon (puppet design). Producer Sofii Berenger. Producer George Warren (associated producer).
9 Aug 17 to 3 Sep 17The Scoop, Outer London :: V0201781702
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Hope, humanity, forgiveness, suspicion, leadership, betrayal, war and revenge. Odysseus is fighting for his right to belong in his own country. He is being held in an illegal immigrant detention centre, side by side with the Trojan settlers he helped to defeat. In a bid to gain entry in to his own country, Odysseus retells stories of his 10 year journey home: the characters, the encounters, and, ultimately, his enlightenment as he begins to comprehend the horrors he inflicted on the people of Troy. This modern adaptation takes an ancient story and places it right at the centre of today's humanitarian crisis, where people are fleeing from war torn countries to protect their lives and the lives of their families, only to be turned away. It is the perfect adaptation for our times.Presented byNuffield Youth Theatre. Director Max Lindsay. Adapted by David Farr.
24 Mar 16 to 30 Mar 16NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
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Raging storms and supernatural forces prevail over one man's almighty quest to get home. Immerse yourself in a journey through the high seas, soak up the adventure and encounter danger and exhilaration. The Paper Cinema have performed their unique combination of live animation and originally scored music, nationally and internationally since 2004, and to great acclaim. This is Homer's Odyssey, a cornerstone of literature, vividly told through beautiful illustration and masterful puppetry. Cinematic projection and cunning tricks transform a suitcase full of cut-out paper puppets into an array of living characters and striking landscapes. A silent film is created before your eyes, set to a captivating live score from exceptional musicians. Running time: 1hr 15mins. Age recommendation: 14+Company The Paper Cinema.
26 Mar 16BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168
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4 Jun 14Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
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3 Sep 13 to 4 Sep 13The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
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29 Nov 12Contact Theatre, Manchester :: V483
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27 Nov 12 to 28 Nov 12Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts), Lancaster :: V522
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21 Nov 12Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
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9 Nov 12Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax :: V1098014226
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1 Nov 12 to 3 Nov 12The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
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10 Oct 12 to 11 Oct 12The North Wall, Oxford :: V0818740866
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21 Sep 12 to 22 Sep 12BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168
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In a brand new creative theatrical adaptation, we retell the story of Odysseus and his famously inconvenient journey home from the Trojan War. Packing a decade of adventures into a breathless hour, Splendid's heroic cast of three create a mythical world of hungry monsters, devious sorceresses and frequent shipwrecks as the resourceful Odysseus battles to return to his family.Company Splendid Productions.
10 Mar 16Arts Theatre, Nottingham :: V1174
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28 Sep 15Pleasance, Inner London :: V276
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Staged reading. From 9am until 9pm, an army of artists read Homer's sequel, live-streamed free from unusual and iconic locations across London, to celebrate the end of Almeida Greeks.Translation Robert Fagles. Director Rupert Goold. Director Robert Icke. Performer Adrian Scarborough. Performer Andrew Scott. Performer Anna Madeley. Performer Amanda Boxer. Performer Amanda Hale. Performer Andy De La Tour. Performer Annette McLaughlin. Performer Annie Firbank. Performer Ashley Zhangazha. Performer Bertie Carvel. Performer Bryony Hannah. Performer Carmen Munroe. Performer Charlotte Randle. Performer Cherrelle Skeete. Performer Douglas Henshall. Performer Elizabeth Chan. Performer Emily Berrington. Performer Forbes Masson. Performer George MacKay. Performer Hara Yannas. Performer Ian Hart. Performer Ian McKellen. Performer Indira Varma. Performer Ivanno Jeremiah. Performer Janet Suzman. Performer Jenna Russell. Performer Jeremy Irvine. Performer Jessica Brown Findlay. Performer Jonjo O?Neil. Performer Joshua Higgott. Performer Juliet Stevenson. Performer Justin Salinger. Performer Kate Fleetwood. Performer Lia Williams. Performer Lorna Brown. Performer Louise Brearley. Performer Luke Thompson. Performer Michael Shaeffer. Performer Michele Austin. Performer Miranda Richardson. Performer Naomi Frederick. Performer Noma Dumezweni. Performer Olivia Williams. Performer Paul Chahidi. Performer Prasanna Puwanarajah. Performer Rhashan Stone. Performer Richard Cant. Performer Robert Sheehan. Performer Rudi Dharmalingam. Performer Scott Handy. Performer Simon Russell Beale. Performer Stanley Tucci. Performer Susannah Fielding. Performer Toby Jones. Performer Tom Bateman. Performer Tom Goodman Hill. Performer Vanessa Kirby.
12 Nov 15Almeida Theatre, West End :: V166
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Company Oxford Playhouse Young Company 16 / 22. Adapted by Hattie Naylor.
27 Mar 15 to 28 Mar 15The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L02081426129


The story that changes every time it is told..... The myth of Odysseus' epic journey was ancient when Homer committed it to writing. Almost three thousand years later the stories still echo through our narrative memory. Combining movement, song, text and improvisation, each performance is an original retelling that recreates the spirit of one of the world's oldest oral storytelling traditions.Producer Creation Theatre. Producer The Factory. Adapted by Tim Carroll. Adapted by John Donnelly. Adapted by Federay Holmes. Adapted by Jay Luxembourg. Adapted by Barbara Norden. Adapted by Cathy Rosario (after Homer). Director Tim Carroll.
26 Aug 14 to 6 Sep 14The Bussey Building AKA The CLF Art Cafe, Outer London :: V0401405791
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Ten years after the Trojan war, Odysseus embarks on an epic journey home. But his voyage is beset with myths and monsters, high seas and raging storms. Directed by Artistic Director, Sarah Brigham and written by Olivier Award-winning writer Mike Kenny, it will be an actor-musician led raucous re-telling of this classic tale.Adapted by Mike Kenny. Director Sarah Brigham. Design Barney George. Music Ivan Stott. Performer Wole Sawyers. Performer Emma Beattie. Performer Christopher Price. Performer Anna Westlake. Performer Ella Vale. Performer Rich Dolphin. Performer Ivan Stott.
14 Feb 14 to 1 Mar 14Derby Theatre, Derby :: V1830193620
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Creation is a nomadic creative force in Oxford, with a rich history of creating unforgettable theatre in unusual locations over the company's 17 year history. With the appointment of new Executive Director James Erskine, the company is embracing the power and possibility artistic collaborations, as well as arts/business partnerships, and The Factory's radical approach is a natural artistic fit. Blackwells hosted Creation for the first time inside its world-famous bookshop last spring with Doctor Faustus which proved so popular the run was extended and extra standing room added to cope with demand. Its recent production of Hamlet with The Factory also sold out. The actors will perform in the bookshop's Norrington Room, which lies under Oxford University's Trinity College Quad, surrounded by more than 200,000 books. The staging will be semi-improvised and an audience of approximately 300 will stand alongside the actors as well as seated around the space.Producer Creation Theatre. Producer The Factory. Adapted by Tim Carroll. Adapted by John Donnelly. Adapted by Federay Holmes. Adapted by Jay Luxembourg. Adapted by Barbara Norden. Adapted by Cathy Rosario (after Homer). Director Tim Carroll. Director Tamara Harvey (associate director). Director Louis Scheeder (associate director). Director Sian Williams (movement). Music James Oxley. Performer Alex Barclay. Performer Alex Bartram. Performer Alex Blake. Performer Scott Brooksbank. Performer Leila Crerar. Performer Joanna Croll. Performer Federay Holmes. Performer John Hopkins. Performer Madeleine Hyland. Performer Stephanie Lane. Performer Ben Lambert. Performer Rhys Meredith. Performer Jennifer Monaco. Performer Amanda Morgan. Performer Simon Muller. Performer Marianne Oldham. Performer Jonathan Oliver. Performer James Oxley. Performer Lizzie Phillips. Performer Laura Rees. Performer Liz Richardson. Performer Jethro Skinner. Performer Ben Thompson. Performer Sian Williams.
19 Mar 13 to 20 Mar 13Theatre Royal, York :: V954
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29 Mar 12 to 28 Apr 12General, Oxford :: V1095
listing details L1165404801


A promenade performance that takes the audience on a man hunt down seemingly normal high streets and into the heart of this classic story. Help Telemachus find news of his father and experience an epic adventure. Telemachus has invited you to join him at his Father's house. Only his war hero Father is not there, he's been missing for the last ten years. Desperate to discover the truth, Telemachus asks you, the audience, to go on your own Odyssey and bring back news of wily Odysseus. On your journey you may come across gods and goddesses, nymphs and monsters, death and desire when an everyday high street becomes the back drop to some bizarre and brilliant stories. Expect a journey into the unknown, dress for the weather and let the adventure begin...Company Teatro Vivo (in association with The Albany). Author Vic Bryson. Author Sarah Sigal. Author Michael Wagg. Director Sophie Austin. Design Lynne Norledge. Performer Natalie Ball. Performer Will Close. Performer Kas Darley. Performer Houda Echouafni. Performer Jason Eddy. Performer Natasha Magigi. Performer Rebecca Peyton. Performer Mark Stevenson. Performer Michael Wagg.
3 Sep 12 to 8 Sep 12The Albany, Outer London :: V294
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7 Jun 12 to 23 Jun 12The Albany, Outer London :: V294
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Hugh Lupton & Daniel Morden - T01276778689

The Iliad and The Odyssey are classic tales with a cast of characters who have fascinated audiences for three thousand years: Helen, cursed by her beauty; Achilles, the archetypal flawed hero; Odysseus, the quick-witted survivor against the odds; and towering over them, the omnipotent Olympian Gods and Goddesses. This second evening of storytelling follows Odysseus on his treacherous ten-year journey to get back home.
13 Mar 12Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L521574646


A new version devised by the Company.Producer Faction Theatre Company (in association with the Bridewell). Director Mark Leipacher. Performer Lucy Moses. Performer Andrew McDonald. Performer Hannah Douglas. Performer Kate Parker-Frost. Performer Sam Freeman.
22 Mar 11 to 15 Apr 11Bridewell Theatre, Inner London :: V171
listing details L317980474


One Actor. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Passionate, highly physical and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey that will ignite the imagination and awaken the senses...Company Ad Infinitum.
17 Jun 10The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L01789304394


Producer University of Oxford Student Companies (Outright and Acorn Productions). Adapted by Mary Zimmerman. Translation Robert Fitzgerald.
5 May 10 to 8 May 10The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
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Outdoor promenade theatre adaptation of classic adventure tale by Homer, performed in parkland, suitable for all the family.Producer The Odyssey Company. Producer London Bubble Theatre Company.
23 Jul 09 to 26 Jul 09General, Outer London :: V1087
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14 Jul 09 to 21 Jul 09General, Outer London :: V1087
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5 Jul 09 to 12 Jul 09General, Outer London :: V1087
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Company John Lewis Drama Group.
20 May 09 to 23 May 09ADC Theatre, Cambridge :: V18
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Company Bankfield School.
28 Mar 09Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn :: V1448285374
listing details L1760294143


The Greek general Odysseus is washed up on the shores of a great city. He is immediately arrested by two bored immigration officials, Roger and Harold. Odysseus has only one desire - to get home. But to do that he must convince them who he is. Who he really is .. An exuberant reworking of Odysseus wanderings amongst lotus eaters, giants and goddesses. With live music from Kneehigh's Stu Barker.Producer Lyric Hammersmith. Director David Farr. Design Angela Davies. Music Stu Barker. Lighting Chris Davey. Choreographer Ann Yee. Performer Peter Troake (musician). Performer Stephen Noonam (Odysseus). Performer Dave Fisley (Athena). Performer Colin Mace (Roger). Performer Stuart McLoughlin (Harold). Performer Celia Meiras (Maira/Penelope). Performer Mia Soteriou (Circle/Odysseus' Mother/Magda).
24 Feb 06 to 1 Apr 06Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Outer London :: V315
listing details L967692654

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11 Aug 06 to 12 Aug 06Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury :: V925
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